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James Joyce and the Politics of Desire

1st Edition

By Suzette A. Henke

Routledge

288 pages

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This title, first published in 1990, offers a feminist and psychoanalytic reassessment of the Joycean canon in the wake of Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva. The author centres her discussion of Ulysses, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist, Finnegans Wake, and Exiles around questions of desire and language and the politics of sexual difference.

Suzette Henke’s radical "re-vision" of Joyce’s work is a striking example of the crucial role feminist theory can play in contemporary evaluation of canonical texts. As such it will be welcomed by feminists and students of literature alike.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Defusing the Patriarchal Can(n)on; 1. Through a Cracked Looking-Glass: Desire and Frustration in Dubliners 2. Stephen Dedalus and Women: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Narcissist 3. Interpreting Exiles: The Aesthetics of Unconsummated Desire 4. Uncoupling Ulysses: Joyce’s New Womanly Man 5. Molly Bloom: The Woman’s Story 6. Reading Finnegans Wake: The Feminiairity which Breathes Content; Ricorso: Anna Livia Plurabelle and Ecriture Feminine; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT024050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century